Mission Statement


We aspire to be an Enrichment Center for all residents of the community, giving them the keys to lifelong learning and discovery. Libraries transform lives.


We encourage and support the personal, educational, and professional needs of the community with emphasis on reading and learning at all ages.

Strategic Plan

Learn about the library's 3 year strategic plan in PDF iconEnglish or PDF iconSpanish (2020-2022).

Updated Hours -- as 7/6/2021
Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday closed

Closed Sundays Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.


2021 Holiday Closings
Tues. Jan. 1 New Year's Day
Mon. Jan. 18 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Mon. Feb. 15 Presidents Day
Fri. Apr. 2 Good Friday
Sun. Apr. 4 Easter Sunday
Mon. May 31 Memorial Day
Sun. Jul. 4 Independence Day
Mon. Jul. 5 Observed Independence Day
Mon. Sep. 6 Labor Day
Mon. Oct. 11 Indigenous People Day
Thur. Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Wed. Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Eve (close at 5:00 p.m.)
Thu. Nov. 25 Thanksgiving
Fri. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
Sat. Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Fri. Dec. 31 New Year's Eve
Location and Directions

Street Address:

600 Bohland Ave
Bellwood, IL 60104


Library Board of Trustees
Title: Name: Term Expires:   
President Mrs. Dorothy Clark Smith 2023 Contact
Vice President Ms. Constance Riales 2023 Contact
Treasurer Ms. Mary Clements 2021 Contact
Secretary Mr. Reginald Stewart 2025 Contact
Trustee: Ms. Maria Perez 2021 Contact
Trustee: Ms Deborah Giles 2023 Contact
Trustee: Pastor Michael Horton 2025 Contact


Board Meetings

The Library Board meets in the Library at 6:00 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, except July and August. 

All meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to members of the public who wish to observe.

Current Year Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

For Past Years, visit the Archive

Board Meeting Schedule 2021:

January 12, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

February 9, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

March 9, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

April 13, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

May 11, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

June 8, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

September 14, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

October 12, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

November 9, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

December 14, 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

Legal Notices and Notes

FY21 Budget: $2,331,414

PDF iconBudget 2021.pdf

As of January 1, 2021: Full-Time Employees = 7, Part-Time Employees = 15

IMRF Notice:  Public Act 101-0504 requires IMRF to post certain employer cost and participation information on its website.  Public Act 101-0504 also requires municipalities, which participate in IMRF and have a website, to post a link to the IMRF website. You may click here to visit the IMRF website or copy and paste the following link in your internet browser:  https://www.imrf.org/en/about-imrf/transparency/employer-cost-and-participation-information .